SIX NATIONS – October 27, 2021 – The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) has announced their shortlist list for community investment in 2022. The shortlisting process consists of applications that are deemed complete, are within the scope of the 2022 EDT guidelines, and warrant further evaluation by Economic Development Trustees. After this initial screening process by the EDT, seven General applications and three Grassroots have been shortlisted.
The shortlist presentations will take place on Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. via zoom. “Shortlist presentations are an important step in the application process which gives the Trustees a clear, more wholesome picture of proposed projects while allowing for two-way conversations with the applicants and trustees,” said Alaina VanEvery, Board of Trustees Chair.
The EDT has $2 million available for community investment in 2022. This year a total of 10 applications were submitted and all made it to shortlisting. The total ask for 2022 was $4,041,113.20. Following the review, scoring and presentations, the successful recipients will be notified on November 12, 2022.
Approved recipients will then have from January 1, 2022 to December 1, 2022 to utilize the funds.
Since 2016, the EDT has invested over $12.6 million into the collective betterment of the Six Nations People, this is made possible through annual distributions of surplus profits by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). For more information or to view a complete list of shortlisted applicants and presentation times visit: www.sndevcorp.ca/edt.
About the Economic Development Trust
The Economic Development Trust (EDT) is the mechanism in which surplus profits generated by Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) are invested into the Six Nations Community for the collective benefit of its members. This model of distribution was a direct result of the 2011 community engagement study “We Gather Our Voices”. The EDT will continue to invest in the Six Nations Community in future years through yearly distributions made possible by SNGRDC. Economic Development Trustees include Alaina VanEvery (Chair), Hilary Visheau, Reva Bomberry, Myka Burning and Andrew Joseph. For more information visit www.sixnationsedt.ca
Roxanne Wilkieson, Corporate Affairs Manager
Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust
519-753-1950 ext 6450
About Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) manages the Six Nations’ economic interests in 20 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory. SNGRDC’s current green energy portfolio is capable of producing over 1300 MW of renewable energy through its direct or indirect involvement in seven solar, 13 wind project(s). SNGRDC is located on the Six Nations Reserve and employs an average of 140 employees through Nation Enterprise or the administration of Economic Interests projects. For more information, please visit www.sndevcorp.ca
Alysha Filer, Communications Coordinator
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation
519-753-1950 ext. 6423